Emotional barriers are the emotions we put up to protect ourselves from the outside world. It’s a place that keeps our emotions in check.
Whilst our emotions are powerful motivators, and they can help keep us out of danger, by us acting on them, if left unchecked they can also lead us astray. In some circumstances, emotional barriers are there to protect us, but without dealing with our emotions, they will expose us even more.
It depends on what you’re dealing with, or why you’re putting barriers up in the first place. Some of us may be emotionally unaware we are putting boundaries up, others may know but find it easier not to have to deal with how they feel.
Emotions are important, dealing with emotions even more so. Barriers are due to a lack of control and that depends on how much control you had as a small child. By us better understanding how we feel, we will communicate with others more effectively in our everyday lives.
Anger is another emotion that if allowed to continue will affect the way our brain processes information, meaning we’re less likely to be able to solve problems efficiently and effectively. It also means we’re less likely to reject other people’s explanation or solutions.
Anger alienates those around us. It will also make others feel scared, hurt and defensive when our anger is directed at them. Anxiety can also cause us to struggle with every day life and avoid certain situations.
It will also hold us back when we fail to meet new challenges and if not dealt with, will impact our ability to think clearly and constructively. We must all work on our emotional wellbeing.